Hotel le Croiseur
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We leave Paris by large taxi at about 0930 hrs and have a smooth run to Orly Airport West. Getting the car is reasonably simple and we are on the road by 1100 hrs. Getting out of Paris is painful but we arrive in Chartres in time for an excellent lunch in a local brasserie and a wander through the streets for an hour - nice town.
the rest of …
Ferry to Dinard - just across the estuarine river - to see the modern town and the market. A beautiful sunny day and the market was buzzing - lots and lots of locals as well as tourists. We enjoyed a baguette lunch in a local park before catching the boat back to St Malo. Found Alan and Heinz at the Museum - the displays were average but the …
... and barriers so that on the outgoing tides the estuary gets flushed and cuts channels each side of the mountain. The marshes surrounding the estuary are grazed by sheep owned by one farmer who discovered that his sheepmeat had a different flavour produced by the marsh grasses and the meat was much sought after. So he leases all the marshes off the government!
This coastline and area produces enormous tidal variations, up to 15 m in some bays and tides
... ways a satnav can take you so I re-jigged it for 'shortest route'.
For once Garmin did itself proud, the roads were dry now it although it was cloudy, and we had some brilliant biking roads.
The only down side to picking 'shortest' is Garmin route planners will take you through some f**ker's front room if they could get away with it. So there was the occasional farm track and log pile but overall ...
... head in gear, we've got to be off the boat in 15 minutes."
Last thing we wanted was to be last off the boat and get turned over by French customs.
Two of the world's quickest showers later we're down on Deck 6, we're not last, thank f**k.
We pick a pretty French customs girl, Wilbur flashes a smile, passports shown and we're away.
It was grey and miserable, they'd obviously had some overnight rain and the roads were wet but strangely enough it was still quite ...